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** 5) TheVillainMakesThePlot.. well, she's not a villain, but her villainous actions do drive the plot quite often.

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** 5) TheVillainMakesThePlot..VillainsActHeroesReact.. well, she's not a villain, but her villainous actions do drive the plot quite often.


** Physical Appearance: It's JennetteMcCurdy to start with so qualifies for SheCleansUpNicely.

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** Physical Appearance: It's JennetteMcCurdy Creator/JennetteMcCurdy to start with so qualifies for SheCleansUpNicely.





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* Carly had aspects of being a PuritySue in Season 1 mostly due to her being TheStraightMan. Season 2 starts off with her getting a very jealous and competitive streak in ''iSaw Him First'' which she is called out on, and follows it up with episodes like ''iLook Alike'' where she disobeys Spencer and is punished for it, ''iGo Nuclear'' where she screws up her school project, when ''iDate A Bad Boy'' rolls around and she dumps Griffin for extremely [[ManHands minor reasons]] it basically cements her status as a regular teenaged everygirl who screws up sometimes and not a PuritySue like her predecessor the title character Zoey from {{Zoey101}}. She is roughly an unintentional aversion of PuritySue (having people expect her to continue as being perfect like Zoey), by way of CharacterDevelopment.

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* Carly had aspects of being a PuritySue in Season 1 mostly due to her being TheStraightMan. Season 2 starts off with her getting a very jealous and competitive streak in ''iSaw Him First'' which she is called out on, and follows it up with episodes like ''iLook Alike'' where she disobeys Spencer and is punished for it, ''iGo Nuclear'' where she screws up her school project, when ''iDate A Bad Boy'' rolls around and she dumps Griffin for extremely [[ManHands minor reasons]] it basically cements her status as a regular teenaged everygirl who screws up sometimes and not a PuritySue like her predecessor the title character Zoey from {{Zoey101}}.Series/{{Zoey101}}. She is roughly an unintentional aversion of PuritySue (having people expect her to continue as being perfect like Zoey), by way of CharacterDevelopment.


* There is some meta analysis that compares the fandom's reaction to Sam, [[{{Victorious}} Jade West]] and [[HeyArnold Helga Pataki]] when compared to [[DrakeAndJosh Megan]], [[{{Victorious}} Tori Vega]] and Carly. It is at [[Analysis/{{Nickelodeon}} Nickelodeon Analysis]].

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* There is some meta analysis that compares the fandom's reaction to Sam, [[{{Victorious}} [[Series/{{Victorious}} Jade West]] and [[HeyArnold [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Helga Pataki]] when compared to [[DrakeAndJosh [[Series/DrakeAndJosh Megan]], [[{{Victorious}} [[Series/{{Victorious}} Tori Vega]] and Carly. It is at [[Analysis/{{Nickelodeon}} Nickelodeon Analysis]].


** Author Investment in the Character: She's overtaken Carly as the star on a show named ''{{iCarly}}''.

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** Author Investment in the Character: She's overtaken Carly as the star on a show named ''{{iCarly}}''.''Series/{{iCarly}}''.


*** Is never called out on her behaviour in any [[AesopAmnesia long-term permanent fashion]].

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*** Is never called out on her behaviour behavior in any [[AesopAmnesia long-term permanent fashion]].



*** The colour purple has come to be [[AscendedFanon associated]] with her and her FanPreferredCouple pairing Seddie.

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*** The colour color purple has come to be [[AscendedFanon associated]] with her and her FanPreferredCouple pairing Seddie.



*** Carly is a massive enabler of her behaviour, bailing her out of pretty much every negative situation she gets involved in and refusing to clamp down on her behaviour towards Freddie.
*** Spencer lets her do whatever she likes in his father's home, despite her behaviour to Freddie being something the Shay's father would unlikely tolerate due to his military nature.

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*** Carly is a massive enabler of her behaviour, behavior, bailing her out of pretty much every negative situation she gets involved in and refusing to clamp down on her behaviour behavior towards Freddie.
*** Spencer lets her do whatever she likes in his father's home, despite her behaviour behavior to Freddie being something the Shay's father would unlikely tolerate due to his military nature.



*** All events warp in her favour: Freddie building her website then quitting after she drives him nuts with changes. Immediately after Sam sells it meaning Freddie isn't entitled to profit from his work. Freddie pays Sam for Locker 239, only for Sam's mom to destroy it and drive off waving the cash in his face. Carly and Freddie work their ass off to secretly give Sam the $500 Sam owed them, only for Sam to turn around and waste the money on a trampoline.

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*** All events warp in her favour: favor: Freddie building her website then quitting after she drives him nuts with changes. Immediately after Sam sells it meaning Freddie isn't entitled to profit from his work. Freddie pays Sam for Locker 239, only for Sam's mom to destroy it and drive off waving the cash in his face. Carly and Freddie work their ass off to secretly give Sam the $500 Sam owed them, only for Sam to turn around and waste the money on a trampoline.


* Carly had aspects of being a PuritySue in Season 1 mostly due to her suffering DesignatedProtagonistSyndrome and being TheStraightMan. Season 2 starts off with her getting a very jealous and competitive streak in ''iSaw Him First'' which she is called out on, and follows it up with episodes like ''iLook Alike'' where she disobeys Spencer and is punished for it, ''iGo Nuclear'' where she screws up her school project, when ''iDate A Bad Boy'' rolls around and she dumps Griffin for extremely [[ManHands minor reasons]] it basically cements her status as a regular teenaged everygirl who screws up sometimes and not a PuritySue like her predecessor the title character Zoey from {{Zoey101}}. She is roughly an unintentional subversion of PuritySue (having people expect her to continue as being perfect like Zoey), by way of CharacterDevelopment.

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* Carly had aspects of being a PuritySue in Season 1 mostly due to her suffering DesignatedProtagonistSyndrome and being TheStraightMan. Season 2 starts off with her getting a very jealous and competitive streak in ''iSaw Him First'' which she is called out on, and follows it up with episodes like ''iLook Alike'' where she disobeys Spencer and is punished for it, ''iGo Nuclear'' where she screws up her school project, when ''iDate A Bad Boy'' rolls around and she dumps Griffin for extremely [[ManHands minor reasons]] it basically cements her status as a regular teenaged everygirl who screws up sometimes and not a PuritySue like her predecessor the title character Zoey from {{Zoey101}}. She is roughly an unintentional subversion aversion of PuritySue (having people expect her to continue as being perfect like Zoey), by way of CharacterDevelopment.

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*** She also apparently speaks Italian. Arguably justified, as [[WordOfGod Word of God]] says she is Italian. Doesn't help that in the spin-off crossover series she also seems to speak Spanish. Fluently.


Several tropes have a lot of 'work' required to explain how a certain trope or character has been built up on the show. As such, to avoid long lists of justifications, they have been moved here. Keep in mind that a [[YMMV/ICarly YMMV]] trope is still a [[YMMV/ICarly YMMV]] trope here, and you may not agree with the analysis, avoid justifying edits and {{Natter}} as neither are wanted on [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]] tropes of which this page contains expanded examples of.

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Several tropes have a lot of 'work' required to explain how a certain trope or character has been built up on the show. As such, to avoid long lists of justifications, they have been moved here. Keep in mind that a [[YMMV/ICarly YMMV]] trope is still a [[YMMV/ICarly YMMV]] trope here, and you may not agree with the analysis, avoid justifying edits and {{Natter}} Administrivia/{{Natter}} as neither are wanted on [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]] tropes of which this page contains expanded examples of.


About the only thing that's less than impressive is her height.

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*** About the only thing that's less than impressive is her height.


** Personality: Stubbornness and a bad temper. A complete JerkAss to anyone who isn't named Carly, Spencer or Principal Franklin. Is never called out on her behaviour in any [[AesopAmnesia long-term permanent fashion]] and any punishment is either weak, not adhered to or completely ignored or subverted by Sam herself, like in ''iPromise Not To Tell'' where after an entire plot dedicated to the repurcussions of Sam hacking the school's computer, she does the exact same thing in the final part of the episode to massively reduce her detention time.
** Skills: Poorly defined, continually updated as the plot requires, all at very high levels. These include but are not limited to drawing, dancing, singing, rapping, lockpicking, computer hacking and painting. Doesn't need to learn anything to be good at it or if they are lapsed they are just as good as they were years ago. Incredibly skilled at martial arts/fighting despite not training for it. [[CuteBruiser Absurd natural ability with her strength.]]
** Physical Appearance: It's JennetteMcCurdy to start with so qualifies for SheCleansUpNicely. About the only thing that's less than impressive is her height. Sam [[BigEater eats like a pig and never gains weight]]. Has sparkling blue eyes compared to the brown/black of the rest of the cast. Pure blonde curly RapunzelHair called "magical" by the fandom. Her body is both slim and curvy in both the [[BuxomIsBetter right]] [[HourglassHottie places]]. The colour purple has come to be [[AscendedFanon associated]] with her and her FanPreferredCouple pairing Seddie.
** Canon Character Relationships: It might have taken a while, but by god she eventually upset the [[JustFriends Carly/Freddie applecart]] despite her treatment of Freddie and that Freddie was in love with Carly for 4 seasons. She gets special treatment in-universe, with Principal Franklin generally letting her off in ways no real principal would. Carly is a massive enabler of her behaviour, bailing her out of pretty much every negative situation she gets involved in and refusing to clamp down on her behaviour towards Freddie. Spencer lets her do whatever she likes in his father's home, despite her behaviour to Freddie being something the Shay's father would unlikely tolerate due to his military nature. Freddie has [[StockholmSyndrome specifically said that it wouldn't feel right if she didn't make him miserable]].
** Story Elements: She's a one man SpotLightStealingSquad. Sympathetic Sue / JerkassWoobie through AbusiveParents / HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood, Fatherly ParentalAbandonment and angst about her "perfect" twin sister Melanie. Is EasilyForgiven by everyone. Never loses contests: Locker 239, beauty pageant, paintball assassin, the ''iFence'' reading bet. She loses a Cupcake Slam competition.. but it doesn't matter since she likes the pickle juice 'punishment' anyway. All events warp in her favour: Freddie building her website then quitting after she drives him nuts with changes. Immediately after Sam sells it meaing Freddie isn't entitled to profit from his work. Freddie pays Sam for Locker 239, only for Sam's mom to destroy it and drive off waving the cash in his face. Carly and Freddie work their ass off to secretly give Sam the $500 Sam owed them, only for Sam to turn around and waste the money on a trampoline.
** Author Investment in the Character: She's overtaken Carly as the star on a show named ''{{iCarly}}''. The first part of Season 5 is basically dedicated to her Seddie ship, with Carly shoved off to B or C plots involving Gibby or as a Seddie cheerleader/sidekick on her own show.

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** Personality: Personality:
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Stubbornness and a bad temper. temper.
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A complete JerkAss to anyone who isn't named Carly, Spencer or Principal Franklin. Franklin.
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Is never called out on her behaviour in any [[AesopAmnesia long-term permanent fashion]] and any fashion]].
*** Any potential
punishment is either weak, not adhered to or completely ignored or subverted by Sam herself, like in ''iPromise Not To Tell'' where after an entire plot dedicated to the repurcussions of Sam hacking the school's computer, she does the exact same thing in the final part of the episode to massively reduce her detention time.
** Skills: Poorly defined, continually updated as the plot requires, all requires. All at very high levels. These include but are not limited to drawing, dancing, singing, rapping, lockpicking, computer hacking and painting. Doesn't need to learn anything to be good at it or if they are lapsed they are just as good as they were years ago. to:
*** Drawing.
*** Dancing.
*** Singing/rapping.
*** Lockpicking.
*** Computer hacking
*** Painting.
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Incredibly skilled at martial arts/fighting despite not training for it. it.
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[[CuteBruiser Absurd natural ability with her strength.]]
*** None of her skills except perhaps lockpicking are actively trained. Sam's skills even when lapsed are just as good as they were years ago.
** Physical Appearance: It's JennetteMcCurdy to start with so qualifies for SheCleansUpNicely. SheCleansUpNicely.
About the only thing that's less than impressive is her height. height.
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Sam [[BigEater eats like a pig and never gains weight]]. weight]].
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Has sparkling blue eyes compared to the brown/black of the rest of the cast. cast.
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Pure blonde curly RapunzelHair called "magical" by the fandom. fandom.
***
Her body is both slim and curvy in both the [[BuxomIsBetter right]] [[HourglassHottie places]]. places]].
***
The colour purple has come to be [[AscendedFanon associated]] with her and her FanPreferredCouple pairing Seddie.
** Canon Character Relationships: It might have taken a while, but by god she eventually upset the [[JustFriends Carly/Freddie applecart]] despite her treatment of Freddie and that Freddie was in love with Carly for 4 seasons. seasons.
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She gets special treatment in-universe, with Principal Franklin generally letting her off in ways no real principal would. would.
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Carly is a massive enabler of her behaviour, bailing her out of pretty much every negative situation she gets involved in and refusing to clamp down on her behaviour towards Freddie. Freddie.
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Spencer lets her do whatever she likes in his father's home, despite her behaviour to Freddie being something the Shay's father would unlikely tolerate due to his military nature. nature.
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Freddie has [[StockholmSyndrome specifically said that it wouldn't feel right if she didn't make him miserable]].
** Story Elements: Elements:
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She's a one man SpotLightStealingSquad. SpotLightStealingSquad.
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Sympathetic Sue / JerkassWoobie through AbusiveParents / HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood, Fatherly ParentalAbandonment and angst about her "perfect" twin sister Melanie. Melanie.
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Is EasilyForgiven by everyone. everyone.
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Never loses contests: Locker 239, beauty pageant, paintball assassin, the ''iFence'' reading bet. She loses a Cupcake Slam competition.. but it doesn't matter since she likes the pickle juice 'punishment' anyway. anyway.
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All events warp in her favour: Freddie building her website then quitting after she drives him nuts with changes. Immediately after Sam sells it meaing meaning Freddie isn't entitled to profit from his work. Freddie pays Sam for Locker 239, only for Sam's mom to destroy it and drive off waving the cash in his face. Carly and Freddie work their ass off to secretly give Sam the $500 Sam owed them, only for Sam to turn around and waste the money on a trampoline.
** Author Investment in the Character: She's overtaken Carly as the star on a show named ''{{iCarly}}''. ''{{iCarly}}''.
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The first part of Season 5 is basically dedicated to her Seddie ship, with Carly shoved off to B or C plots involving Gibby or as a Seddie cheerleader/sidekick on her own show.


Several tropes have a lot of 'work' required to explain how a certain trope or character has been built up on the show. As such, to avoid long lists of justifications, they have been moved here. Keep in mind that a [[YMMV/ICarly YMMV]] trope is still a [[YMMV/ICarly YMMV]] trope here, and you may not agree with the analysis, avoid justifying edits and {{Natter}} as neither are wanted on {{YMMV}} tropes of which this page contains expanded examples of.

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Several tropes have a lot of 'work' required to explain how a certain trope or character has been built up on the show. As such, to avoid long lists of justifications, they have been moved here. Keep in mind that a [[YMMV/ICarly YMMV]] trope is still a [[YMMV/ICarly YMMV]] trope here, and you may not agree with the analysis, avoid justifying edits and {{Natter}} as neither are wanted on {{YMMV}} [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]] tropes of which this page contains expanded examples of.


** Physical Appearance: It's JennetteMcCurdy to start with so qualifies for SheCleansUpNicely. About the only thing that's less than impressive is her height. Sam [[BigEater eats like a pig and never gains weight]]. Has sparkling blue eyes compared to the brown/black of the rest of the cast. Pure blonde curly RapunzelHair called "magical" by the fandom. Her body is both slim and curvy in both the [[BuxomIsBetter right]] [[BabyGotBack places]]. The colour purple has come to be [[AscendedFanon associated]] with her and her FanPreferredCouple pairing Seddie.

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** Physical Appearance: It's JennetteMcCurdy to start with so qualifies for SheCleansUpNicely. About the only thing that's less than impressive is her height. Sam [[BigEater eats like a pig and never gains weight]]. Has sparkling blue eyes compared to the brown/black of the rest of the cast. Pure blonde curly RapunzelHair called "magical" by the fandom. Her body is both slim and curvy in both the [[BuxomIsBetter right]] [[BabyGotBack [[HourglassHottie places]]. The colour purple has come to be [[AscendedFanon associated]] with her and her FanPreferredCouple pairing Seddie.

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